Making a Dish Process - Mad About Pottery

Making a Dish Process

Potter's Wheel:
The bowl/cup/plate is thrown by hand on the wheel. The bases are trimmed making a nice rim on the foot for more stability.

The Bisque Fire:
Once they are bone dry they are fired in the kiln to 950℃, which dries and strengthens them sufficiently for glazing.

Glazing and High Firing:
I then glaze them in their own, individual style; some are fully glazed and some are only partly glazed before I fire them again to 1220℃ (cone 6).

Every item is one-of-a-kind. An item takes approximately 4-5 weeks to make, from start to finish, including creation, drying, bisque firing, glazing and final high firing. As you might know, my shop is a one-woman show. I am very fortunate in that I have a great number of orders to fulfil; so in a busy month it may take me 6-8 weeks* to fulfil your order. Large orders may take more time, but I will always inform you in advance about the expected timeframe.

*Please note these times refer to production times, and NOT to shipping times.   

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hi, I love your pottery and was wondering what kind of kiln you fire these beautiful wares in? thanks

Prue gilsenan

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